Sensex up 110 points in opening trade on global cues

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 10:33

Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark
Sensex on Tuesday rose by 110 points, or 0.66 percent, in opening
trade on fresh capital inflows by funds and retail investors
driven by firming global markets.

The 30-share index gained 110.39 points at 16,711.59 points. The BSE barometer had lost about 310 points in the previous three sessions.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 34.40 points, or 0.65 percent, to 4,987 points.

Brokers said sentiments turned better on fresh spell of buying by foreign funds as well as retail investors, triggered by gains on the overseas markets on increasing signs that the US and global economies were recovering.

Covering-up of short positions by speculators also supported the upside in stock prices.

However, trading activity remained lower than usual
largely due to approaching year-end, they added.

Among major gainers, Reliance Industries was up by 0.71
percent at Rs 1,023.80, Reliance Infra by 1.07 percent at Rs
1,038 and RCom by 1.13 percent at Rs 170.70.

Sterlite rose by 0.56 percent to Rs 806.60 and Tata
Steel by 1.43 percent to Rs 563.50.

The Hong Kong`s Hang Seng index was up 1.2 percent,
while Japan`s Nikkei up 1.1 percent in the morning trade
today. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.83 per cent
higher in yesterday`s trading.


First Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 10:33

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